Sorry for my lengthy absence. I forgot that teaching is, like, a lot of work? And … I’m going to start ending all my sentences by lifting my voice in a question? Because that’s what the kids do?
Taylor Mali did a bit about this trend in speech a few years ago. Good stuff:
Speaking of how kids say the darndest things…
A few weeks ago my co-teacher was absent and a student inquired about it in a pretty strange way. The conversation went like this:
Student: Yo, Ms. Post, looks like you’re braless today.
Me: I’m sorry, what??
Student: You’re braless today.
Me: Are you seriously saying what I think you’re saying?
Student (looking a little scared and genuinely confused): Um, I don’t know. I just said you’re braless today because Mrs. C isn’t here.
Further confusion ensues…
As it turns out, saying I was braless was saying that my “bra,” or friend, was not there. I think he learned an important lesson after I explained that calling a woman braless was probably not the best idea.